Friday, August 26, 2011

Lantern Festival, This Sunday!


[Lantern by Marion Syme. Photo from the Raincoast Education Society]

One of the best nights of the year in Tofino is this Sunday. It's the annual Lantern Festival. There is still time to make a lantern, just check out the details on workshops and the festival itself here.

Tofino vs. Whistler

A Tale of Two Towns. An interesting take on the differences and similarities between Tofino and Whistler. I will resist the urge to edit. (Okay, I have to say one thing. It is not "Coast Salish" iconography. It is the Nuu-chah-nulth on the west coast.)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jack and Tofino

Apparently Jack loved Tofino, too. Our country has lost a powerful advocate just at his peak. Today, life feels very unfair.

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. ~ Jack Layton

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Yard Sale Day — Clearing out for Change

August is turning out to be a perfect storm of just too much to do. A tsunami of work, holidays, and personal and professional changes (daughter A off to university; job transition for me) is keeping me well away from here. I should be back at it by mid-September. For now, in an attempt to minimize a tsunami of stuff that was threatening to take over, we're having a huge yard sale today. 380 GIbson Street from 11 to 2. Some highlights:

- costumes (the girls "tickle trunks" have been emptied)
- good quality books, games, toys, puzzles
- a beautiful cruiser bike
- a smoker
- small household appliances (hand mixer, wok, microwave, etc.)
- kitchen items (dishes, etc.)
- push mower
- some furniture (bar stools, dresser, etc.)
- craft supplies and fabric
- sports and outdoor equipment
... and a whole lot more!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Looking for Tofino Gardens

The Tofino Community Food Initiative is having its 3rd Annual Edible Garden Tour on Sunday August 21st, from 3-7 pm. The purpose of the tour is to inspire locals with the abundance and variety of foods that people grow in Tofino plus highlight some of the special ways that people grow food on the west coast.

The TCFI is looking for folks who would be interested in showcasing their vegetable gardens and greenhouses on the tour. The hosts would be asked to be available to show their gardens from 3-7 pm on Sunday August 21.

Everyone is encouraged to participate, however large or small, new or old your garden may be!

If you or anyone you know would be interested in showcasing your garden, please email tofinolocalfood@yahoo.ca by Sunday August 14th to make sure we get your garden on the map. You can also send us a message via Facebook or simply reply to this posting!

We look forward to hearing from you!